Miami Heat at Washington Wizards NBA Betting Tips 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 35-36. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 30-43 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 114.3 points per game and surrender 117.0, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 38-32-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 37-33-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-38-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 44-28-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/22/19 SF Justise Winslow Thigh is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Milwaukee
03/22/19 G Rodney McGruder Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Milwaukee
03/21/19 C Bam Adebayo Hip is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
03/21/19 SF Trevor Ariza Groin is questionable Saturday vs Miami
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 24.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 46%. Josh Richardson averages 16.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Trevor Ariza averages 12.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 26.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.8 per game. The Heat allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 7th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.5. The Wizards are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Wizards surrender 117.0 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.2 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Miami is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Washington is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 28th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -1
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